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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Respond to and clean up a spill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242999  Respond to and clean up a spill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to identify and assess the risk of a potential spill, confine a spill should it happen and evaluate the incident to ensure a correct, safe clean up. They are also able to complete the required documentation in accordance with organisational procedures.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Identifying and assessing the risk.
  • Confining a spill.
  • Evaluating the incident and implementing clean up.
  • Completing required documentation and reports. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Material Safety Data Sheet could include but are not limited to, Tremcard, literature from chemical and PPE manufacturers).

    This unit standard requires the individual to undertake the relevant outcomes actions for the nine identified classes of Dangerous Goods as listed below:
  • Class 1 - explosives.
  • Class 2 - gasses.
  • Class 3 - flammable liquids.
  • Class 4 - flammable solids.
  • Class 5 - oxidizers & peroxides.
  • Class 6 - poisons & etiological substances.
  • Class 7 - radioactive materials.
  • Class 8 - corrosives.
  • Class 9 - miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and assess the risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risk related to the spill is identified and assessed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risk affecting human health, the environment and property is determined according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The identification and assessment of risk is explained and described as it relates to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The spilled material and quantity spilled are identified and corrective action is taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The protective equipment is selective as it relates to the spill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All relevant documentation is analysed to identify and use appropriate protective equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Confine a spill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Spill is limited by blocking, diverting or confinement as it relates to the spill and according to international safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant methods to confine a spill is explained and described in accordance to international safety guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The source of the spill is identified and stopped according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the incident and implement clean up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Incident is reassessed to develop a plan of action for implementing the spill clean up plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The methods for cleaning spills are explained and described in accordance to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazardous waste is identified and dealt with in according to international safety guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Site, personnel and equipment are decontaminated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The decontamination proces is explained and described as it relates to international safety guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete required documentation and reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All notification and paperwork are completed in accordance to the standards operating procedures and national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose for the completion of the reports are explained and described according to international safety guidelines. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Classification of dangerous goods/hazards.
  • Clean up methods of various spills.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Documentation and reporting procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the response of a spill and the cleanup thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in response to and cleanup of a spill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to the type of spill in order to respond effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all persons involved in the response and cleanup of a spill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as asset of related systems where the poor response to a spill can have disastrous results to people and the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.